Herman Melville

(1 August 1819 – 28 September 1891 / New York City, New York)

Lines Traced Under An Image Of Amor Threatening - Poem by Herman Melville

Fear me, virgin whosoever
Taking pride from love exempt,
Fear me, slighted. Never, never
Brave me, nor my fury tempt:
Downy wings, but wroth they beat
Tempest even in reason's seat.


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 17, 2010



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